A loan of $1,000 helped to buy necessary materials to support her husband's blacksmith business.


Marum's story

A rural villager from Kampong Cham province's Dambae district, Marum is 39 years old and has three children who are still in school. She and her husband work as blacksmiths in order to tackle their daily cost of living. They have been in this business for two years, and it currently earns them about 55,900 KHR per day, of which they are able to save approximately 15,000 KHR each day. This is Marum's second loan with VisionFund, Kiva's partner. She used her past loan wisely to relieve her family's burdens and improve their livelihood, and she has paid back the entire loan. Her new loan request is for 4,000,000 KHR. She will use the funds to buy necessary materials for her welding business. She hopes that this purchase will help her to support her business and make more income in order to keep her children in school.



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